LOS ANGELES, February 14, 2014 — On February 8 and 9, High Times Magazine hosted the first Cannabis Cup of 2014 in San Bernardino, Calif., which is a little less than an hour and a half east of Los Angeles.
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While the event was originally billed as the Los Angeles Cannabis Cup, it was moved to the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino for logistic reasons. Yes, the drive from Los Angeles can be annoying for people from Los Angeles, but the drive east was just about the only complaint one could muster.
Once inside, the Los Angeles Cannabis Cup offered so much for patrons that the drive seemed more than worth the while.
Fold out tables covered by large tents lined the medicated section. These booths offered a variety of things such as clothing, paraphernalia and artwork, all of which were marijuana related. There was also live music at night and a huge hall with guest speakers speaking about various marijuana related topics.
The booths offered something else too, marijuana, and lots of it. There were marijuana growers who brought their plants to enter into the competition and also to sell to patrons of the event.
The free samples were plenty. One could go from booth to booth sampling bong hits, dabs, joints, and vaporizers. There were also marijuana infused food samples, such as cookies, brownies and hard candy. There were even non-edible marijuana infused products, including a mentholated rub.
If you found a particular booth’s marijuana to be to your liking, you could also purchase some to take home. Simply put, this was a marijuana smoker’s paradise.
As stated above, this was not just a wonderland for pot smokers, but also a competition to see who grew the best buds, made the best pipes, and had the best booth.
Here are some of the winners form last weekend’s Los Angeles Cannabis Cup:
Best Sativa: Red Dragon from RCP Sacramento
Best Indica: XXX OG from Life Is Good Healing
Best Hybrid: Gorilla Glue #4 from Standard Seed Collective
Best Edible: Liquid Gold Mint Melt Aways from G Pharma Labs
Best Concentrate: Kosher OG from Grateful Meds/TerpX
Best Non-Solvent Hash: BAMF Private Reserve OG Solventless from BAMF Extractions/VFL Collective
Best Glass: Hitman Glass from Rob Morrison
Best Product: Cloud V vaporizer
Best Booth: C3PO
The next Cannabis Cup will be held in Denver on April 19-20, then San Francisco on June 21-22, Seattle 6-7, and finally Amsterdam from November 23-27.
Kevin J. Wells is the Sports Editor for Communities Digital News and also writes about Major League Baseball, punk rock music, and food. Follow him on Twitter @WellsOnBaseball